Friday, 3 March 2017

Mark Tilbury

This is a difficult read involving abuse of teenagers but stick with it. It's horrible but it has to be faced.

My review -

Michael Tate wakes in hospital to find he is paralysed from the waist down and suffering from the effects of a fractured skull. He is told by a policeman named Carved that he has killed his girlfriend and, as soon as he's sufficiently recovered, he'll go to a demand centre until his trial. Michael begins to suffer hallucinations and feels himself transported to his earlier life. His memory gaps are gradually filled in and he rediscovers the horrors of his childhood.

I've read an earlier book by the author but I feel he has really upped his game with this one. It's not an easy read and covers horrifying abuse. The reader feels Tate's despair and total lack of faith in his fellow man. He doesn't believe that justice will be done, either for himself or for those who suffered with him in a corrupt regime in a children's home. Mark Tilbury doesn't gloss over the grief and unfairness but pulls a wonderful ending out of the hat. A very good story which I enjoyed a great deal.

I received a review copy of this book.

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